Making sense of ESG ratings and rankings

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Making sense of ESG ratings and rankings

Summary

With more than 600 ESG (environmental, social & governance) ratings being produced globally, it can be hard to know which scores most influence your reputation and capital access. And since each has its own methodology, it is confusing and time-consuming to understand—and improve—how your business is evaluated. And yet, standing still is not an option.

So, which ratings matter, and how does one go about improving them?

The 8 ratings included in this brief—MSCI, ISS-oekom ESG Corporate Rating, ISS-oekom E&S Quality Score, Bloomberg ESG, Sustainalytics, Vigeo Eiris, Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes (DJSI), and CDP—represent some of those considered to be credible and frequently consulted by leading investors, asset managers, analysts, and other experts. 

For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact Sun McElderry, Chief Engagement Officer at smcelderry@frameworkesg.com.

ESG for CxOs is an executive briefing series, simplifying the complexities of managing ESG risk and opportunity for the C-suite. 

Please also see our DataSlice series of infographics, which often go into depth on specific ratings and rankings.